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Companies installing new water, electric meters

By next Christmas, you may be able to track just how much hosting family members will cost you with water and electric utilities. That’s because the City of Altus is currently installing new … more

Police investigate auto burglaries

Staff Reports According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, Altus police are investigating multiple reports of auto burglaries that took place sometime overnight Monday and early Tuesday … more

Local students named to USAO honor rolls

CHICKASHA, Okla. – More than 270 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were recently named to the university’s two honor rolls for the fall 2018 trimester. Among … more

Crime report Jan. 3-9

Arrests Thursday, Jan. 3 Chance Moore, 26, possession of paraphernalia. Saturday, Jan. 5 Thomas Paulk, 44, resisting an executive officer and public intoxication. Daniel West, 45, … more

City seeks bids for clock tower repair

The Altus City Council met in regular session Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Altus Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 509 S. Main St. followed by a meeting of the Altus Municipal Authority. All members were … more

District to name Teacher of the Year Monday

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Jan. 14, at 5 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Center at 219 N. Lee in Altus. While the … more

Voter registration deadline for
Altus election set for Jan. 18

Staff Report Jackson County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. Wilson says that Friday, Jan. 18, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 12, … more

Mayoral candidate highlights priorities

In the first of a series of Altus candidate and ballot question presentations for a Wednesday morning breakfast meeting, Mayoral candidate and current City Councilman Dwayne Martin listed six … more

School board to present Teacher of the Year, vote on hiring new teacher

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education will meet Monday at 5 p.m. to learn who is the winner of the district’s Teacher of the Year, vote on hiring a new first grade teacher and vote on … more

Altus earns 2nd Oklahoma Certified Healthy Award

Staff Report The City of Altus announced it has earned the Oklahoma Certified Healthy Community and Business for the second year in a row. Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a free statewide … more

Bob Jones becomes latest WOSC President’s Partner

Harold Bob Jones is Western Oklahoma State College’s newest President’s Partner, but he has quite the history with the college and Western’s president, Chad Wiginton. The WOSC … more

County receives over $8.9 million in property taxes

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, Jan. 7 to discuss property taxes collected as of Dec. 31, 2018, open bids for repairs and replacement of the roof at the … more

Retired Supreme Court Justice swears in Thomas

Former Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Joseph Watt, foreground, swears in Oklahoma 3rd Judicial District Attorney David Thomas Monday in the Jackson County Courthouse. Thomas won the election in … more

Council to discuss audit updates, Kiwanis Park and Falcon Road at Jan. 8 meeting

The next Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. Both boards are made up of the … more

County gross domestic product statistics released

In December, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the first ever gross domestic product (GDP) statistics by county for 2012-2015, offering a view of local area economic … more

Local medical marijuana grower harvests first crop

Less than six months after voters approved a state question to allow sales of medical marijuana, the first businessman in Altus to apply for growing and selling the products has his first cash crop … more

Remember When

From the Howard Cotner collection, this photo shows the Jackson County Courthouse in 1928 covered in a blanket of snow. Outside the courthouse is an orchard of peach trees. The courthouse looked … more

Advice for cleaning up after snow, ice

(Editor’s note: by the time you read this, Thursday’s snow and ice should be long gone, but here’s some advice on clearing trees and branches.) Snow and ice are heavy. For proof, … more

Altus Times launches new website design

The Altus Times is in the process of redesigning our website. As a result, we have taken down the paywall for the month of January so that residents can read the newspaper online and let us know what … more

Crime report Dec. 27-Jan. 1

Arrests Friday, Dec. 28 Jervon Carruthers, 24, domestic assault and battery. Manuel Salomon, 38, domestic assault and battery and kidnapping. Saturday, Dec. 29 Cameron Holt, 18, … more
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